October 9, 2014
20 adorable animals that dislike the vet, adorable, animals, anxiety, beloved pet, cute animals, dentist appointment, igor purlantov, puppy face, trip to the vet
An animal’s equivalent to a dentist appointment is a trip to the vet. They can put on their best puppy face and try as hard as they want — even hide in the sink at the doctor’s office — but the visit is inevitable. Despite putting your beloved pet through so much anxiety, your little ball of fluff is just as cute when they’re a ball of nerves.Sorry, cute animals, but there is just no escaping a trip to the evil vet — no matter how adorable you look.
September 24, 2014
amazing recyclers, animal kingdom, animals, eco-friendly, five incredible ways animals recycle, game strategies, humans, igor purlantov, recycle, search engine, wildlife can teach us
From running a search engine to game strategies, we all know that humans can take some notes from the animal kingdom. Here’s another lesson that wildlife can teach us: recycling. While we’re still figuring out how to recycle right, some animals have already mastered the eco-friendly practice. Click through for five of the planet’s most amazing recyclers.
September 23, 2014
250 left in the wild, animals, big cats, brink of extinction, cats, four year study, igor purlantov, malaysia's tigers, new report, rare malayan nearly extinct
Malaysia’s tigers have all but disappeared, and poachers from nearby countries have pushed them to the brink of extinction, according to a new report. A four-year study of the country’s big cats—the first scientific count ever conducted—discovered far fewer tigers than previously estimated, reporting as few as 250 left in the wild. Previous estimates had the country’s tiger population between 500 and 1,500.
September 15, 2014
12 selfie tips you can learn from animals, animals, creatures, facial expressions, igor purlantov, phone, photograph, selfie
Taking a perfect selfie is difficult. Between the angle, filters, lighting and endless facial expressions you can make, it can be tough to hone each variable for the ideal photograph. Before throwing your phone in frustration, take a tip from the animal kingdom. You don’t need opposable thumbs to take a selfie, and these creatures are here to prove it.
September 11, 2014
25 years or more, animals, artic, canada and france, igor purlantov, old age, physical prowess, research, thick billed murre, what birds can teach us about aging gracefully
Most animals don’t live long enough to experience the debilitating effects of old age. But some critters survive for decades, and one in particular, the thick-billed murre, manages to grow old without losing its physical prowess, scientists have found. The research could shed new light on the aging process in other wildlife—and perhaps in primates such as humans. The murre inhabits the far northern reaches of the globe and spends as much time in Arctic waters as it does in the air, diving to depths of 300 feet or more and swim through the sea to hunt fish and other prey. Murres can live 25 years or more, and while scientists from Canada and France discovered that the birds do slow down with age, they don’t lose their diving ability.